Flanders Nature Center Offers Sprintime Wildflower Walks on Botany Trail--Woodbury

05/03/2015

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Springtime Wildflower Walks on Flanders' "Botany Trail" Being Offered. Members of the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club will be offering the public guided strolls along Flanders' award winning Botany Trail on the three Sunday afternoons of May 3, 10 and 17th. Each program will begin at 2 PM. The Botany Trail at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust was developed and is maintained by the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club since 1965. The trail is a refuge for wildflowers and native plants that have been rescued from area development. The trail is approximately one mile in length and features gentle terrain suitable for any age level. Since its inception, this Botany Trail had taken many awards and has delighted wild flowers enthusiasts. Flanders Botany Trail meanders through woodlands and fields and features more than 250 species of native perennials, trees, shrubs and ferns. It is at one of its loveliest times in the spring when there are over 150 wildflowers on the trail blooming at different times.

Newtown Historical Society Guided Tour of Early Grave Markers and Headstones

05/03/2015

Maple Shade Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-244-8408.

The Ridgefield's Town Graveyard Restoration Committee will be providing a guided tour of selected grave markers and headstones at the Mapleshade Cemetery in Ridgefield, CT on Sunday, May 3rd at 2:00 pm. The tour will be guided by Dan Cruson, an expert on early life in Colonial Connecticut, including the evolution of local grave markers from the 1600's through the 1800's. These select headstones are quite interesting, artful and rich in symbolism. The tour is free and open to the public. There is no rain date, in the case of inclement weather please bring an umbrella. The Mapleshade complex has five cemeteries within the grounds; two are private and the other three are Town owned and maintained. The earliest grave markers date back to the Town's beginnings. Entrance to the Cemetery is at the junction of North Street and Maple Shade Road in Ridgefield, CT, not far from Copp's Hill Plaza. Parking is available at the cemetery.

Saxofestivus

05/03/2015

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 2038378774.

The WCSU Saxophone Orchestra and Saxophone Quartets will perform at 2 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The afternoon performance will feature feats of strength with a program that includes works by J.S. Bach, Giovanni Gabriel, Leonard Bernstein and Alfred Desenclos. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

Danbury Music Centre

05/03/2015

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 2038378774.

The Danbury Music Centre will perform at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to http://danburymusiccentre.org/.

Brookfield Museum and Historical Society Program: America's Participation in The Great War

05/04/2015

165 Whisconer Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-775-3934.

 America's Participation in The Great War--Date and Time of Event: Monday May 4, 2015 7:30 PM. Mr. Jack Scully, a former Navy veteran from Brookfield, stands next to a picture of his great uncle John Powell Scully, a WWI doughboy, who served in the 29th Infantry Division, as part of the American Expeditionary force during World War I. Scully, a Brookfield resident and former Navy veteran, will deliver a multi-media presentation on Monday evening May 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM, discussing America's participation in the war and the major military campaigns U.S. Forces engaged in. Free and open to the public.

Brookfield Museum and Historical Society - America’s Participation in The Great War

05/04/2015

165 Whisconier Road (Junction of Routes 25 and 133, Brookfield, CT Phone: (203)740-8140 .

7:30 p.m.  Scully, a Brookfield resident and former Navy veteran, will deliver a multi-media presentation on Monday evening May 4, 2014  discussing America’s participation in the war and the major military campaigns U.S. Forces engaged in. In addition he will share information he has gathered over the past 35 years in creating a profile on his father’s older brother John, relating to his WWI military service. He will also discuss the many resources he used in his research.. The presentation sponsored by the Brookfield Historical Society will take place at the Brookfield Museum, located at 165 Whisconier Road (Junction of Routes 25 and 133) in Brookfield Center. Mr. Scully will wear a WWI uniform made by his wife Barbara similar to that worn by his uncle Jack. Admission is free. Following the presentation, complimentary refreshments will be available. For more information on this and other public programs sponsored by the Brookfield Historical Society log onto www.brookfieldcthistory.org.

David M. Hunt Library Hosts Homegrown Plant Sale--Falls Village

05/06/2015 to 05/17/2015

63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7424.

The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will host its annual Hunt Homegrown Plant Sale on the weekend of May 16 and 17, 9am to 3pm both days. A wide variety of vegetable plants, annuals, perennials, and house plants will be available for purchase, all grown by local gardeners and CSAs. There will also be a bake sale on Saturday showing off the skills of Falls Village's very talented bakers. Gifts certificates are currently available at the library. All proceeds benefit the library. David M. Hunt Library is located at 63 Main Street in Falls Village, CT. For more information or to buy gift certificates.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: I Can Do It: Independence and Responsibility at Home from Toddler to Teen-Litchfield

05/06/2015

160 South St., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

Montessori teachers Judy Conroy and Grail Kearney from the Litchfield Montessori School in Northfield will discuss how to prepare your home environment to foster independence and responsibility.  Space is limited.  Registration is required. Free and open to the public.

Gunn Memorial Library Program: The Road to Health--Washington, CT

05/07/2015

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

On May 7, 2015 at 6:30PM Dr. David Katz, an expert on nutrition, weight control and the prevention of chronic diseases will deliver a presentation called The Road to Health.  Program is free, registration is requested. 

Gunn Memorial Library Lecture: The Road to Health--Washington CT

05/07/2015

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

The Road to Health--Thursday, May 7, 6:30pm in the Wykeham Room. David L. Katz, MD, internationally recognized authority on nutrition, weight control and the prevention of chronic diseases, will deliver a presentation entitled The Road to Health. Dr. Katz is a leading expert in preventive medicine and will draw upon the latest scientific evidence and decades of clinical experience to explain how we can slash our risk of every major chronic disease. The value of a holistic approach to clinical care will be discussed, as well as lifestyle factors that could eliminate up to 80% of all chronic disease. Inspiring, groundbreaking, and prescriptive, he proves that making lasting lifestyle changes is easier than we think.